covenant house in november. since then, he has earned his ged and has a job. without help, he says he would be dead. now, he sees a future. >> when i leave outside of these gates, i want to leave with a purpose, you know. >> covenant house has helped more than 54,000 youth since 1997, a challenge it and other groups working to reduce in childhood homelessness is great. there are over 30,000 homeless children in michigan. there have been some modest successes. the total homeless population declined in michigan from over 94,000 in 201193,619 in 2012. >> the challenge is how can we respond enough to all that's out there? >>. >> if you need help, i can help you. i can get you a referral. >> until that challenge is met, danny and stephanie say they won't stop severaling for those who have no safe haven.